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40 Days of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association. See Prayer Resources above for full lists and definition of "SIG Alert."
Today's SIG Alert!
Day 11 – Mark 11.24: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Pray that our prayers will be in full faith that believes that we have received what we have asked God to provide.
Pray for the Grace Memorial Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. Willie McIntyre, his wife Kim and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
Pray for the Harbor Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. Thomas Farrell, his wife Robin and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
Pray for the city of Lakewood, for their elected and appointed officials, for their citizens, and for God’s will to be done in that city.
Pray that healthy pastors and leaders will come to our churches as vacancies occur in our congregations and ministries, that they will be mature believers led by God to do His will.
Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)
If the question be asked, why we should seek the good of mankind, the answer is, from a regard to our everlasting happiness; and if the question be, why we should make the will of God the rule of our conduct, the answer must be the same; So that really all virtue is resolved into a regard to our own happiness. —Archibald Alexander
O that all the world but knew that holiness and happiness are one! O that all the world were one holy family, joyfully coming under the pure rules of the gospel! —Andrew Bonar
They’re not hunger and thirst…hungering and thirsting after happiness. They’re hungering and thirsting after righteousness, that’s why they’re happy. —John MacArthur
Sportsmanship to me is going out and playing as hard as you can within the rules. –Bobby Bowden
People do their best work when they just let go. I learned that in gymnastics. –Cathy Rigby
The wonderful thing about the game of life is that winning and losing are only temporary … unless you quit. –unknown
Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people . . . or find a different room. In professional circles it’s called networking. In organizations it’s called team building. And in life it’s called family, friends, and community. We are all gifts to each other, and my own growth as a leader has shown me again and again that the most rewarding experiences came from my relationships. --Michael Dell
Whether you’ve found your calling, or if you’re still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life’s work. --Michael Dell
The secret of success is not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it. --Andrew Carnegie
The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing. --Walt Disney
Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. --Biz Stone
Following is one of the most underrated aspects of leadership.... I have seen many a good [military unit] underachieve, because someone...thought the commander was incompetent, and quietly worked to undermine his authority. —Admiral Bill McRaven
The world says make it easy and convenient on yourself in almost every advertisement. Jesus said that the way to destruction is broad (and therefore easy and convenient), but the way to life is narrow (and therefore hard and inconvenient). Choose the hard and inconvenient way, the way to life! --Richard Graham
If you are on the edge of an abyss, trust God. He delights in doing one of two things: catching you before you fall or teaching you to fly. --unknown. Richard Graham--He also delights in something else--the child who obeys Him when at the edge of the abyss.
You have one business on Earth--to save souls. --John Wesley, British theologian
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